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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 9, 2010 4:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12/23/77 - A Question 4 The Rabid Jerry Fans

As Joe Strummer said in Jamaica 82: "If you don't like us, I've got the Grateful Dead waiting in the wings and I'm going to bring them on. So you'd better shape up - now!"


Arb, don't know if you picked up the Three Musketeers email earlier, but I got your package and I am absolutely thrilled by it. I'll be in touch.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Jul 9, 2010 5:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12/23/77 - A Question 4 The Rabid Jerry Fans

For what it's worth it is listed 1 time played in the Garcia base section of DeadBase IX.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jul 9, 2010 5:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12/23/77 - A Question 4 The Rabid Jerry Fans

he did the similar thing at JFK in '82 when they were opening for the Who and fans told him what they thought of him. Philly fans don't really need much to get them to start to boo....

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 9, 2010 5:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12/23/77 - A Question 4 The Rabid Jerry Fans

I think my love for Joe and the Clash is well recorded around here. One more Strummerism:

'What I like about playing America is you can be pretty sure you're not going to get hit with a full can of beer when you're singing and I really enjoy that!'

Where have you been, L.? Missed your input around here.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 10, 2010 7:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12/23/77 - A Question 4 The Rabid Jerry Fans

Lots of ' old timers ' been quiet these days .

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 10, 2010 7:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12/23/77 - A Question 4 The Rabid Jerry Fans

Probably because they can't get a word in edgewise with you around, you blabbermouth bozo.

Or maybe, unlike me, they just have lives beyond the forum...

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Jul 11, 2010 9:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12/23/77 - A Question 4 The Rabid Jerry Fans

Lives, yes I do now have much more life. I don't spend time on the forum like I used to.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jul 9, 2010 5:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12/23/77 - A Question 4 The Rabid Jerry Fans

thanks Rob, i did just check my email, glad said package received! even when everything else around me seems to have an increasingly decreasing shelf-life, the good ol' Post still does the job

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 10, 2010 2:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12/23/77 - A Question 4 The Rabid Jerry Fans

Hey Arb--if anyone asks, I wasn't here...but, I was THERE, and sadly, I can't recall a single bit of it...I know it will both irritate and baffle you, but of the JB shows I saw from 72-80, all in the Bay Area, though I enjoyed every one of them, I don't have a "set list" sort of memory for a single one. Pathetic. At the time, I didn't really appreciate them, as I saw them as "merely busy work" while waiting for the real thing, if you follow.

BTW, for those that are counting my "DEAD related posts" I am counting this as nonDEAD, k?

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jul 11, 2010 12:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12/23/77 - A Question 4 The Rabid Jerry Fans

pretty cool, that you were at the show in question! what is available is actually guite good as to the performance, the sound is a bit hissy, and yet, i loved it; i'm not much a fan of 'Dixie', but this version is sublime, Jerry's voice is oh-so rich with feeling, youthful even, if you can believe it; really, a great great version ... perhaps a course of hypnotherapy might return memories of the elusive 2nd set??

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Poster: smilinlikeabuddha Date: Aug 4, 2011 8:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12/23/77 - A Question 4 The Rabid Jerry Fans

So a couple of days ago, I turned on Sirius Grateful Dead Channel. They were playing what was listed as a JGB show - I can't remember the date. But all I heard was an Other One jam. So I was pretty thoroughly confused.. The bass sounded almost Phil like... but it was enough like the Grateful Dead for me to say it was NOT JGB.. I considered, "Well, it could be JGB, maybe they are just something unusual in the middle of Don't Let Go" Mind you, I had no prior knowledge of this 12/23/77 show and it's Don't Let go > TOO > don't let go. although I considered maybe the show was mislabeled by a glitch in Sirius. It was a short trip and all I heard was TOO rumbles, which opened back into more space. What I heard wasn't super impressive to my ear, so I didn't bother to remember the date of the show.

but tonight I got in the car and heard an AMAZING Midnight Moonlight. I liked it so much I remembered the date of the show - 12/23/77. WOW. From there to They Love Eachother and then I got out of the car during the beginning of Don't Let Go. Come home to look up that Midnight Moonlight and here I am. So while I can't confirm that I heard the TOO jam, I CAN confirm that at least TLEO and the beginning of Don't Let Go exists. I'm sure an email to the folks at Sirius (or a call into the Golden Road talk show) could confirm just how much of the show has surfaced now.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Aug 10, 2011 10:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12/23/77 - A Question 4 The Rabid Jerry Fans

that is interesting, thanks for posting; i don't have sirius, but is there perhaps a website that lists the performances played, and from where the recording is sourced?

and yet i do remain skeptical of the JGB playing TOO...

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Poster: smilinlikeabuddha Date: Aug 10, 2011 1:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12/23/77 - A Question 4 The Rabid Jerry Fans

http://www.dogstarradio.com/search_playlist.php?artist=&;title=&channel=23&month=8&date=4&shour=&sampm=&stz=&ehour=&eampm=

here is the playlist from the day. they dont list individual tracks from the show, but they played the show 8/4 and it lasted from 9 until 10:30 PM EST.. Somebody could look at the track listing from original source and compare.. how long is the partial show that currently circulates?

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Aug 10, 2011 2:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12/23/77 - A Question 4 The Rabid Jerry Fans

one more thing, did the Sirius broadcast, was it an audience capture, or an FM (or SBD) source? did you happen to hear any noticeable hiss in the recording (the circulating copy does have noticeable hiss, tho not overly much)

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Poster: smilinlikeabuddha Date: Aug 11, 2011 9:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12/23/77 - A Question 4 The Rabid Jerry Fans

When I turned on the radio and heard that Midnight Moonlight, I was blown away, really digging it. I didn't particularly listen for whether it was AUD or SBD - it was definitely a clean sounding recording (I have trouble getting into it if it's not).

like I said, a few days prior, there was a JGB show on the Sirius where I heard a Don't Let Go sounding jam that also definitely had spacey underpinnings of TOO (enough so that I was confused, thinking...maybe this is actually the Dead? because I didn't think JGB ever did anything like TOO. It wasn't the Dead but it was confusing!). I'm not a big fan of TOO honestly, so I didn't take note of the date on that show. I don't think it's uncommon for Sirius to play the same show a couple of times in the same week, so it very well could have been 12/23/77

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Aug 10, 2011 2:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12/23/77 - A Question 4 The Rabid Jerry Fans

ya know, if it lasted around an hour and a half, that is very interesting, and perhaps as you indicate the whole show was actually played! what circulates is just the first set and Midnight Moonlight of the 2nd set, for a total time of 51 minutes; if you heard TLEO, which according to the Sirius link is from the 12/23 show, then you were hearing something which doesn't circulate

i of course would LOVE to hear the Don't Let Go track, and the presumed TOO jam in the middle of it, would be very interesting indeed

Don't Let Go does often venture off into various jamming territories, but is it an actual TOO jam???

someone needs to get a copy of whatever Sirius was broadcasting...

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Poster: jgmf Date: Aug 10, 2011 6:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB 12/23/77 - A Question 4 The Rabid Jerry Fans

I have always been skeptical that this was actually an "Other One" jam, as opposed to just some bass-heavy space or something, but I'd love to be proven wrong.